Kamine Varsity House - Dedication Ceremonies | Kamine Varsity House - Open House
Kamine Varsity House - Interior | Hal Kamine '78 Throws the Ceremonial First Pitch at Kamine Stadium
April 5, 2008
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Dedication ceremonies for Lafayette's Kamine Varsity House and Kamine Stadium were held this morning at the College's Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex.
Named in honor of Harold N. Kamine '78 and Kathleen Coogan Kamine '78, the Kamine Varsity House was created through the $2.5 million renovation and complete refurbishing of the McCracken Varsity House, which was constructed in 1969-70 and expanded in 1976-77. The new facility includes a plaque honoring G. Herbert and Helen K. McCracken, for whom the facility was named in 1973.
The Kamine Varsity House features state-of-the-art team rooms for baseball, field hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's cross country/track & field, women's cross country/track & field and softball. Each team room is appointed with furniture and flat-panel video monitors as well as internet access. The facility renovation also includes locker facilities for visiting teams, officials and Lafayette's coaching staff.
The Kamines were also recognized for their generous support of Lafayette's baseball venue, which was renamed Kamine Stadium.
Lafayette President Daniel H. Weiss shared his gratefulness to the Kamine family and numerous other donors before enjoying the pleasure of presenting gifts to each of the benefactors.
Lafayette Director of Athletics Bruce McCutcheon welcomed all in attendance and expressed his sincere gratitude on behalf of the Leopards' department of athletics. Head baseball coach Joe Kinney spoke on behalf of the coaching staff and echoed McCutcheon's appreciation to the Kamine family and to the many other donors involved with the project.
Kristen Ruckno '08 of the Leopards' softball team spoke on behalf of the many student-athletes currently utilizing the Kamine Varsity House.
An open house and tours of Kamine Varsity House followed the dedication ceremonies.